Dec 1, 2020

MTN pumps millions into MoMo as it nears 2m users in SA

The company identifies fintech as a key growth pillar, and commits to funding the relaunched Mobile Money offering over the next few years.

Nov 16, 2020

Data boom carries Vodacom in half-year results

The telco posts blowout half-year results, buoyed by double-digit data usage growth and higher customer demand for smart devices due to the lockdown.

Sep 8, 2020

COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies

Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.

May 22, 2020

Vodacom restructures, SA operations to stand alone

The telco names Balesh Sharma as MD of its South African operations, in a new structure prompted by its accelerated growth ambitions on the continent.

Apr 15, 2020

uKheshe appoints new exec as it eyes Africa growth

The micro-payment platform appoints Mark Dankworth to launch and grow its African operations.

Apr 6, 2020

Vodacom, Safaricom conclude M-Pesa brand takeover deal

The transaction will accelerate M-Pesa’s growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-Pesa brand.

Feb 4, 2020

Past harsh lessons to drive MTN MoMo’s second attempt

Analysts believe MTN’s Mobile Money platform will be a success this time as the telco has learnt from its past mistakes.

Jan 23, 2020

Vodafone urges Africa to invest in digital infrastructure

African countries lag in important decisions on allocating radio spectrum for mobile data and broadband services, says Vodafone CEO Nick Read.

Nov 12, 2019

Vodacom eyes R2bn from SA’s financial services

The operator sees opportunities for its fintech operations in SA, setting its sights on doubling its billion-rand business.

Nov 11, 2019

Vodacom’s M-Pesa hits R40bn monthly transactions

The operator records sharp growth in its M-Pesa mobile money service, which is now handling multibillion transactions per month.

Nov 11, 2019

Vodacom adds 2.7m subscribers

The mobile operator reports a boom in SA and international operations in the six months ended 30 September.

Oct 2, 2019

Big gains for Vodacom as M-Pesa surges

Vodacom is hitting high notes as its mobile money service continues to bring in massive profit for the telco.

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